This week’s environmental controversy focuses on the question: should
Immigration into the US be reduced? Review the background
information. Then, using the References along with resources from your
own research, write a 1-2 page response to the questions that follow.
Remember to cite your sources using proper APA format.Please read the attached document.
Legal and illegal immigration into the United States is discussed in
your textbook. Advocates of liberal immigration argue that both legal
and illegal immigrants are needed to perform difficult and low paying
jobs that most citizens won’t take. Advocates also sympathize with
immigrants because many of them are fleeing poverty and tyranny in
their homelands. Immigrants pay taxes, help to support the US social
security system, and contribute to American society.
Opponents of immigration include individuals that want to ban or
significantly reduce all immigration, and those that simply want more
stringent efforts to end illegal immigration. Opponents argue that
current immigration policies and border patrol methods are too lenient
and allow terrorists to infiltrate into the US.